I’ve been pondering how to go about creating a system for Grace to “earn” her collar back. It needs to be full of ritual and heavy on symbolism for a myriad of reasons. She has to feel like she struggled to get it. She needs to feel that sense of accomplishment that goes with that moment the collar goes back around her neck. It needs to be special. So you can see where I’d take my time figuring out exactly what I want to do with it. Tonight, during a discussion about something else, it all clicked into place.
See, on top of the collar there is the fact that I’ve been slowly getting Grace moving forward again. Not sure how else to explain that without going into details that I’m not going to go into. But, suffice it to say, Grace stopped for a bit. Now she’s moving again and getting her to have more structure in her life and getting her to get more accomplished daily has become a primary focus of mine. What I came up with was this, every day she would have three tasks to do. Two of the tasks would be set in stone and would be assigned to days of the week. The third task would be something she would pick out of a list of possibilities I would come up with. The tasks would all be made under the assumption that she has had a very bad day and doesn’t have a lot left in the tank so that even when those days occur, she can finish all three. Each morning she will come to me and I will give her a list of 3 to 5 things to choose from for the third task, she’ll already have the other two, and I will tie 3 pieces of string around her fingers. As she completes a task she comes to me and I will cut a string off and place it in a box. Should she fail to complete a task, she loses 5 strings from the box. It was at that point that inspiration struck. See, the string would make ideal currency for her to “buy” things with. And what better thing to “buy” then the right to earn her collar back. So that’s what we will do. 100 strings buys the collar. She has been looking for a new collar for a bit but none really compares to the one I got for her a few years ago. I’ll find it, or find a suitable replacement to it for her to wear around the house. Outside the house she has a necklace that needs a new clasp that I gave her fairly early in our relationship. Its a simple silver heart with the word “Taken” on it. When the collar isn’t on, the necklace will be.
It was just nice for my brain to function the way its supposed to, even if it was for a brief window. It was nice to see the pieces fall into place the way they are supposed to. It was nice to not have to fight my brain for this thought as I usually do. Hell, I have to fight it for words most days. Feeling fully lucid and able to quickly grasp a situation, examine, see the solution, and plot it out? That’s my favorite moment of today, and possibly the whole damn month.
The system will work well and has lots of room to grow. A currency system for a Dom to play with? Oh yes. This will be fun. I have my days, and this one definitely was one of them.